The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1034 879 1246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.96% 17.28% 21.98%
As % of the Vendors category 41.23% 37.95% 45.34%
Number of salaries quoted 811 766 1110
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2508 2316 2748
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 45.99% 45.54% 48.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1887 1939 2405
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham 0 475 £40,000 - 38
Staffordshire 0 113 £42,500 +21.42% 6
Coventry -3 99 £42,500 -5.55% 13
Warwickshire -1 81 £37,500 +13.48% 9
Solihull -1 68 £33,250 +10.83% 7
Worcestershire +1 57 £29,000 -10.76% 13
Shropshire +11 36 £36,000 +30.90% 2
Herefordshire -1 22 £42,500 -5.55% 3
West Bromwich +3 11 £36,000 +2.12%
Walsall +1 8 £32,500 -21.21% 4
Wolverhampton -7 7 £40,000 -20.00% 4
Sutton Coldfield -1 6 £29,000 +20.83%
Dudley -7 5 £28,000 -17.03%
Smethwick - 3 £17,500 -
Tipton -1 1 £37,500 -
Halesowen -5 1 £26,000 +10.63% 4
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 849 (40.45%) MS Excel
2 709 (33.78%) SQL
3 691 (32.92%) Windows
4 632 (30.11%) SQL Server
5 564 (26.87%) .NET
6 523 (24.92%) C#
7 487 (23.20%) Active Directory
8 407 (19.39%) VMware
9 382 (18.20%) Agile Software Development
10 376 (17.91%) ASP.NET
11 357 (17.01%) MS Office
12 341 (16.25%) MVC
13 320 (15.25%) JavaScript
14 304 (14.48%) HTML
15 287 (13.67%) Windows Server
16 280 (13.34%) ITIL
16 280 (13.34%) VMware Infrastructure
17 268 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
18 265 (12.63%) Finance
19 258 (12.29%) CSS
20 230 (10.96%) MS Exchange
21 229 (10.91%) CRM
21 229 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
22 227 (10.81%) Citrix
23 225 (10.72%) Degree
24 209 (9.96%) ASP.NET MVC
25 203 (9.67%) Cisco
26 198 (9.43%) Data Centre
27 185 (8.81%) .NET Framework
28 183 (8.72%) Visual Studio

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 230 (10.96%) MS Exchange
2 180 (8.58%) SharePoint
3 108 (5.15%) IIS
4 69 (3.29%) Skype for Business
5 56 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 56 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 41 (1.95%) SharePoint 2013
7 39 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
8 31 (1.48%) CMS
9 28 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
10 25 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
10 25 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
11 16 (0.76%) Umbraco
12 15 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
13 12 (0.57%) Documentum
13 12 (0.57%) NetWeaver
14 10 (0.48%) Apache
15 9 (0.43%) IBM Notes
16 7 (0.33%) SAS
17 6 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 849 (40.45%) MS Excel
2 357 (17.01%) MS Office
3 122 (5.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 39 (1.86%) MS Visio
5 36 (1.72%) MS Project
6 7 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.24%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.14%) InDesign
9 2 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.095%) CATIA
10 1 (0.048%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.048%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 150 (7.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 70 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.81%) assyst
3 17 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.52%) SAP BPC
5 9 (0.43%) Maximo
5 9 (0.43%) Sentinel
6 7 (0.33%) Infor LN
7 6 (0.29%) MFGPRO
7 6 (0.29%) Shopify
8 5 (0.24%) Magento
8 5 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.19%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 4 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
9 4 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.14%) OpenText MBPM
10 3 (0.14%) OpenText Process Suite
10 3 (0.14%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.14%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 268 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 176 (8.38%) Office 365
3 57 (2.72%) SaaS
4 45 (2.14%) IaaS
5 44 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
6 23 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
7 22 (1.05%) PaaS
8 17 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
8 17 (0.81%) Mimecast
9 16 (0.76%) Yammer
10 8 (0.38%) GitHub
11 4 (0.19%) G Suite
11 4 (0.19%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.095%) Sage Pay
12 2 (0.095%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 152 (7.24%) Firewall
2 141 (6.72%) DNS
3 128 (6.10%) DHCP
3 128 (6.10%) LAN
4 127 (6.05%) WAN
5 81 (3.86%) TCP/IP
6 67 (3.19%) VPN
7 65 (3.10%) SAN
8 51 (2.43%) Network Security
9 41 (1.95%) VLAN
10 38 (1.81%) Wireless
11 32 (1.52%) Skype
12 31 (1.48%) Internet
13 28 (1.33%) SSL
14 18 (0.86%) VoIP
15 16 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
15 16 (0.76%) Remote Desktop
16 15 (0.71%) Intranet
16 15 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
17 14 (0.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 632 (30.11%) SQL Server
2 139 (6.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 136 (6.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 116 (5.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 110 (5.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 76 (3.62%) Relational Database
7 74 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
7 74 (3.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 46 (2.19%) SQL Server 2014
9 45 (2.14%) BusinessObjects
10 42 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
11 32 (1.52%) MySQL
12 26 (1.24%) Crystal Reports
13 25 (1.19%) RDBMS
13 25 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
14 24 (1.14%) MongoDB
15 23 (1.10%) NoSQL
16 21 (1.00%) Big Data
17 18 (0.86%) Power BI
18 16 (0.76%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 183 (8.72%) Visual Studio
2 100 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 65 (3.10%) Git (software)
4 20 (0.95%) JIRA
5 19 (0.91%) Moq
6 18 (0.86%) Selenium
7 17 (0.81%) Subversion
8 15 (0.71%) Jenkins
8 15 (0.71%) Visual Studio Code
9 10 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
10 9 (0.43%) NCrunch
11 7 (0.33%) SoapUI
11 7 (0.33%) SpecFlow
11 7 (0.33%) TeamCity
12 6 (0.29%) Mercurial
12 6 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (0.29%) WebDriver
13 5 (0.24%) AppVeyor
13 5 (0.24%) LoadRunner
14 4 (0.19%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 265 (12.63%) Finance
2 100 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 80 (3.81%) Retail
4 79 (3.76%) Advertising
5 45 (2.14%) Publishing
6 41 (1.95%) Marketing
7 37 (1.76%) Automotive
8 34 (1.62%) Telecoms
9 30 (1.43%) Legal
10 25 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
11 22 (1.05%) Law
12 21 (1.00%) Banking
13 20 (0.95%) Local Government
14 19 (0.91%) German Language
15 17 (0.81%) French Language
16 14 (0.67%) Investment Banking
17 12 (0.57%) Retail Banking
18 10 (0.48%) Games
19 6 (0.29%) Electronics
19 6 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 528 (25.15%) Developer
2 334 (15.91%) Analyst
3 266 (12.67%) .NET Developer
4 183 (8.72%) C# Developer
5 147 (7.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 133 (6.34%) Consultant
7 128 (6.10%) Architect
8 125 (5.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 124 (5.91%) IT Support
10 118 (5.62%) Senior Developer
11 110 (5.24%) ASP.NET Developer
12 106 (5.05%) Support Analyst
13 100 (4.76%) Support Engineer
14 82 (3.91%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 79 (3.76%) SQL Developer
16 74 (3.53%) Software Developer
16 74 (3.53%) Solutions Architect
17 65 (3.10%) Administrator
18 62 (2.95%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
18 62 (2.95%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 564 (26.87%) .NET
2 376 (17.91%) ASP.NET
3 304 (14.48%) HTML
4 258 (12.29%) CSS
5 209 (9.96%) ASP.NET MVC
6 185 (8.81%) .NET Framework
7 173 (8.24%) jQuery
8 165 (7.86%) XML
9 154 (7.34%) Web Services
10 118 (5.62%) Entity Framework
11 110 (5.24%) WCF
12 106 (5.05%) HTML5
13 101 (4.81%) AngularJS
14 83 (3.95%) ASP.NET Web API
15 64 (3.05%) KnockoutJS
16 60 (2.86%) Ajax
17 59 (2.81%) LINQ
17 59 (2.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 57 (2.72%) WPF
19 47 (2.24%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 198 (9.43%) Data Centre
2 169 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
3 102 (4.86%) Management Information System
4 82 (3.91%) NHS
5 70 (3.33%) Computer Science
6 41 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
7 37 (1.76%) Enterprise Storage
8 33 (1.57%) Virtual Team
9 29 (1.38%) Algorithms
9 29 (1.38%) Public Cloud
10 28 (1.33%) Clustering
11 27 (1.29%) Mobile App
12 26 (1.24%) Mathematics
13 23 (1.10%) CMDB
14 22 (1.05%) PMI
15 21 (1.00%) User Experience
16 20 (0.95%) Client/Server
17 18 (0.86%) Driving Licence
18 17 (0.81%) Blackberry
19 16 (0.76%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 691 (32.92%) Windows
2 287 (13.67%) Windows Server
3 166 (7.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 146 (6.96%) Linux
5 142 (6.77%) Windows 7
6 141 (6.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 98 (4.67%) Unix
8 86 (4.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 70 (3.33%) Windows 10
10 69 (3.29%) Windows 8
11 49 (2.33%) Android
11 49 (2.33%) Apple iOS
12 35 (1.67%) Windows XP
13 18 (0.86%) Windows Vista
14 16 (0.76%) SUSE
15 15 (0.71%) Solaris
16 13 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 11 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
18 9 (0.43%) Windows Phone
19 7 (0.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 382 (18.20%) Agile Software Development
2 341 (16.25%) MVC
3 280 (13.34%) ITIL
4 229 (10.91%) CRM
5 147 (7.00%) Mentoring
6 136 (6.48%) Service Delivery
7 126 (6.00%) Web Development
8 123 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
8 123 (5.86%) Project Management
9 114 (5.43%) Scrum
10 109 (5.19%) Continuous Improvement
10 109 (5.19%) SDLC
11 107 (5.10%) ERP
12 100 (4.76%) Logistics
13 95 (4.53%) PRINCE2
14 85 (4.05%) SOA
15 84 (4.00%) TDD
16 83 (3.95%) Software Engineering
17 75 (3.57%) Presales
18 70 (3.33%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 709 (33.78%) SQL
2 523 (24.92%) C#
3 320 (15.25%) JavaScript
4 161 (7.67%) T-SQL
5 157 (7.48%) VB.NET
6 101 (4.81%) PowerShell
7 69 (3.29%) C
8 49 (2.33%) Java
9 39 (1.86%) C++
10 38 (1.81%) VB
11 21 (1.00%) TypeScript
12 19 (0.91%) F#
13 16 (0.76%) PHP
14 13 (0.62%) VBA
14 13 (0.62%) X++
15 12 (0.57%) R
16 11 (0.52%) PL/SQL
17 8 (0.38%) Python
17 8 (0.38%) VB6
18 7 (0.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 229 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 225 (10.72%) Degree
3 146 (6.96%) Security Cleared
4 114 (5.43%) SC Cleared
5 99 (4.72%) MCSE
6 81 (3.86%) Cisco Certification
7 64 (3.05%) CCNA
8 60 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
9 55 (2.62%) MCSA
10 49 (2.33%) ISEB
11 45 (2.14%) MCP
11 45 (2.14%) MCSD
12 41 (1.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 27 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 26 (1.24%) MCITP
15 25 (1.19%) CCNP
16 22 (1.05%) ISTQB
16 22 (1.05%) PMI Certification
17 21 (1.00%) LPIC
17 21 (1.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (7.38%) SLA
2 63 (3.00%) QA
3 21 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 18 (0.86%) Data Quality
5 17 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.14%) COBIT
8 3 (0.14%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.048%) ISO22301
10 1 (0.048%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 487 (23.20%) Active Directory
2 280 (13.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 150 (7.15%) Hyper-V
4 42 (2.00%) XenApp
5 40 (1.91%) vSphere
6 24 (1.14%) Firmware
7 23 (1.10%) Docker
7 23 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
8 22 (1.05%) XenDesktop
9 21 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 20 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
11 18 (0.86%) VMware ESX
12 15 (0.71%) BitLocker
13 13 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
14 12 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
15 10 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
16 9 (0.43%) Terminal Services
17 8 (0.38%) Terminal Server
18 6 (0.29%) NFS
18 6 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 107 (5.10%) SCCM
2 51 (2.43%) SCOM
3 32 (1.52%) Backup Exec
4 30 (1.43%) NetBackup
5 27 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (1.24%) Puppet
7 20 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
8 13 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
9 11 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
10 10 (0.48%) WSUS
11 9 (0.43%) EdgeSight
12 8 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
13 6 (0.29%) Tivoli
14 5 (0.24%) Ansible
14 5 (0.24%) Cisco Prime
14 5 (0.24%) Nagios
14 5 (0.24%) Terraform
15 4 (0.19%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 4 (0.19%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 4 (0.19%) Simpana
Vendors
1 407 (19.39%) VMware
2 227 (10.81%) Citrix
3 203 (9.67%) Cisco
4 121 (5.76%) Oracle
5 92 (4.38%) IBM
6 88 (4.19%) SAP
7 61 (2.91%) NetApp
8 58 (2.76%) HP
9 52 (2.48%) Symantec
10 36 (1.72%) EMC
11 34 (1.62%) Red Hat
12 30 (1.43%) Google
13 29 (1.38%) Dell
14 26 (1.24%) SolarWinds
15 25 (1.19%) Cognos
16 24 (1.14%) 3PAR
17 21 (1.00%) CheckPoint
18 20 (0.95%) JD Edwards
19 19 (0.91%) Apple
20 16 (0.76%) Juniper
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Herefordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits + Company
Posted: Yesterday
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Colossus Associates
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum, Benefits Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Company Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Company Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £17000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
onezeero.
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Technical Team Solutions
Salary: Up to £52,000 per annum Flexible working, workshops, cutting edge tech
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + OTE + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £78,000 per annum + 15% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Executive Resource Group
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £34000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £33000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Company + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £58500 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + pension + holidays
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago